The blackberries, like everything else this year, ripened a little earlier than normal. They aren't very big but they are bigger than the last 2 years. My tame are doing good so far. And there is one more spot, on my land, where wild ones grow and some of them are still green but they are in shade. So far the ones in the shade look like they will be the best berries. Now I can beat the birds to them!